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A breakdown of all the big headlines in the startup community this year.
“Manila brims with entrepreneurial potential,” the Philippine entry in this year’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome reads. “The capital of the Philippines—reputed to be the world’s densest city—is filled with talent and innovative minds.” The statement pretty much sums up ...
 
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There were lots to be excited about during this year’s conference.
If there was ever any doubt about the vibrancy and rich culture of startups in the Philippines, Philippine Startup Week 2020, put those doubts to rest. More than 10,000 people attended this year’s edition of the annual startup conference that was held ...
 
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Three winners were named from 15 finalists.
An online marketplace for medical tools and supplies has emerged victorious at this year’s ARISE Startup Pitch Challenge. MedHyve, which aims to provide a convenient and cost-effective hub for buyers and sellers of healthcare products, bested 14 other finalists in the annual pitch ...
 
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It’s another win for Team Cirrolytix.
In 2019, Filipino startup Cirrolytix Research Services (CRS) took home a prestigious award from the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Apps Challenge. The award was for Best Use of Data for the startup’s Project AEDES, which aims to improve ...
 
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Resellee lets you buy and sell to your social network with zero capital.
Startups often look to established companies as they work to scale and expand the business. For local social ecommerce platform Resellee, the measure is Chinese giant Pinduoduo. Five years ago, ecommerce in China was dominated by two players—JD.com and Taobao. Both are owned ...
 
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It is based on comprehensive studies on how companies succeeded during the pandemic.
As we draw closer to the end of 2020, we realize more that the future of work might never be the same again. One app wants to help SMEs in the Philippines conquer the new normal through a series of webinars designed ...
 
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It’s “Venture Capital 3.0”
Adapt or die. Itw as Charles Darwin who theorized that the species that best learns how to adapt to their surroundings stand the best chance of surviving.ALSO READ STARTUPSAn In-Depth Look at the State of Startups in the PhilippinesManila Named One of ...
 
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You might call it the COVID-19 effect.
Singapore-based air quality sensor company uHoo announced a new funding round on Tuesday that it says was “oversubscribed by 50 percent,” although it did not disclose the amount.Also read:  The Untold Story of Miss Fernadez, the School Teacher Who Killed 200 Japanese ...
 
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Agile Digital Ventures has already invested in its first startup.
Property giant Megaworld has formally announced its entry into technology and digital venture capitalism with the launch of a new unit called Agile Digital Ventures. The wholly owned subsidiary will support tech startups engaged in the country’s food, retail, and hospitality industries, especially ...
 
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They're mostly freelancers and small business owners.
You don’t have to check your social media feed to understand how devastating the effects of the coronavirus pandemic have been worldwide. Besides the thousands directly infected by the virus, you probably also know people who have lost their jobs or are ...
 
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Brian Cu was country head for seven years.
Brian Cu is leaving his role as president of Grab Philippines effective August 14, 2020. A statement released by Grab on Wednesday, July 15, said Cu “has decided to move on to focus other business interests as an entrepreneur in the startup ...
 
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The country earned a special citation in one of the world’s most comprehensive research on startups.
Manila’s startup ecosystem got a special citation in this year’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome. The city ranked 36th globally in GSER's inaugural ranking of the world’s top 100 emerging startup ecosystems.“Manila brims with entrepreneurial potential,” writer Sofia Kousa ...
 
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And it looks like the end isn’t quite in sight yet.
A second wave of job cuts at Uber has seen the ride–hailing service lose another 3,000 of its staff because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes less than two weeks after it laid off some 3,700 of its ...
 
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Fresh funds will go to scale up operations and introduce new features.
Philippine-based media and tech firm Kumu Holdings Pte. Ltd. has raised approximately $5 million (around P255 million) during its Series A funding round, the company announced Tuesday, April 14. Kumu is primarily a live streaming platform that allows users to broadcast to their ...
 
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The startup bills itself as users’ online shopping companion.
Malaysia-based startup iPrice Group on Monday announced that it has raised $10 million in a Series B funding round led by ACA Investments Pte Ltd, along with Daiwa PI Partners, and returning investors LINE Ventures, and Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund. The ecommerce aggregation ...
 
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The unicorn startup says it remains committed to its goal of helping more people own beautiful homes.
Local unicorn startup Revolution Precrafted has responded to news reports questioning the status of its ongoing projects. In a statement sent to Esquire Philippines on Saturday, February 29, the company said that while it had initially offered prefabricated homes, pavilions, and related structures designed ...
 
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This survey took a deep dive into the Philippine startup ecosystem.
The ecosystem of startups in the Philippines has been slowly and steadily growing in the last few years, nurturing a number of standout startups, like Coins.ph and Investagrams, to name a few. In 2020, the ecosystem is now home to more than: ...
 
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Back-to-back news stories suggest all is not well with Revolution Precrafted.
When Robbie Antonio founded Revolution Precrafted in 2015, it was an ambitious startup that sought to connect home buyers with some of the world’s most recognizable names in architecture and design to create made-to-order homes for anyone anywhere in the world. Prefabricated ...
 
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With 10 outlets, BLK 513 is one of the country's most recognized homegrown brands for healthy frozen yogurt.
There is a saying that success happens when preparation meets opportunity.Sweethearts Kim Sy and Abi Fernandez had been planning to put up their own business long before they decided to come home from Singapore, where they spent five years as OFWs.Sy, who ...
 
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Six countries will be participating in this homegrown business show.
The Final Pitch is going international with its first-ever overseas edition: The Final Pitch ASEAN. John Aguilar, founder and host of the reality competition TV show featuring startup companies, made the big reveal at the media launch of the Philippine Fintech Festival ...
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